Montreal Simon: Omar Khadr: The Last Post and the Happy Ending

In the last nine years I wrote more than 100 posts about the case of Omar Khadr, because I considered it one of the most shameful episodes in modern Canadian history.And could never accept that a Canadian child soldier could be tortured and jailed in a place like Guantanamo. And abandoned by his own government.But this will ...

Left Over: …Then They Came for Me…

Online comments on news stories: a problem for everyone Syrian refugee stories on news sites are prompting some backlash in the comments section of some websites By Bal Brach, CBC News Posted: Jan 10, 2016 8:00 AM PT Last Updated: Jan 10, 2016 8:11 AM PT   I can remember the same thing happening re the ...

Montreal Simon: The Freedom of Omar Khadr and the Shame of the Con Regime

I wrote my first post on Omar Khadr eight years ago, and called it The Guantanamo Kid and Canada's Shame.And nothing that has happened since has ever changed my view. For what was done to that child soldier has been one of the most shameful episodes in modern Canadian history, and an absolute travesty of justice.So ...

The Canadian Progressive: Omar Khadr moved to Edmonton prison after months in solitary confinement

Former Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr has been transferred to the maximum-security Edmonton Institution in Alberta after spending months in solitary confinement at Millhaven penitentiary in Ontario, where a fellow inmate once threatened his life. The post Omar Khadr moved to Edmonton prison after months in solitary confinement appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Canadian Progressive World: Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay Said Canada Should Bring Omar Khadr Home

Surely this has got to be the ultimate Tale of Two Nazanins. Better still, Of Denial And The Tale of Two Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKays. The brand new wife of Conservative Defence Minister Peter MacKay is fuming. She accuses a journalist baiting her to criticize the Harper Government on the Omar Khadr issue. She even says ...

Montreal Simon: Omar Khadr and the Invisible Kid

I love this UNICEF message. It's one of the best messages against bullying and violence against children I have ever seen. But for some reason it also makes me think of our invisible kid, Omar Khadr. And makes me wonder who will protect him from the depravity of Vic Toews? Read more »

Montreal Simon: Omar Khadr and the Gitmo Cons

It's a Canadian horror story. A young boy is taken from his Toronto home by his Jihadi father, to a place he never should have been. He is riddled with shrapnel, shot twice in the back. The bullets exploding out of his chest and exposing his beating heart. He is taken to the ghastly gulag ...

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: TORTURE PROGRAM – US

No Wonder Congress Wants to Hide the Gitmo Detainees – The Atlantic, April 26, 2011 – by Andrew Cohen Whatever else the latest Wikileaks dump says about our nation’s inapt (and inept) handling of the terror-law detainees at Guantanamo Bay, the newly-revealed documents remind us again of the wide gulf between what Bush administration officials ...

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: TORTURE PROGRAM – US

No Wonder Congress Wants to Hide the Gitmo Detainees – The Atlantic, April 26, 2011 – by Andrew Cohen Whatever else the latest Wikileaks dump says about our nation’s inapt (and inept) handling of the terror-law detainees at Guantanamo Bay, the newly-revealed documents remind us again of the wide gulf between what Bush administration officials ...

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Specials" and "ALL SCIENTISTS, ALL SCIENTISTS !!!"

About the “Torture Program”, a very interesting post at Invictus Blog – March 22, 2011 “Means and Ends: Newly Published Notes of Bruce Jessen Reveal Real Purpose of Bush’s Torture Program” http://valtinsblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/means-and-ends-newly-published-notes-of.html Extracts: “One of the primary reasons exploitation is used on prisoners is to produce false confessions. Indeed, it was the torture of Ibn ...

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: "Specials" and "ALL SCIENTISTS, ALL SCIENTISTS !!!"

About the “Torture Program”, a very interesting post at Invictus Blog – March 22, 2011 “Means and Ends: Newly Published Notes of Bruce Jessen Reveal Real Purpose of Bush’s Torture Program” http://valtinsblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/means-and-ends-newly-published-notes-of.html Extracts: “One of the primary reasons exploitation is used on prisoners is to produce false confessions. Indeed, it was the torture of Ibn ...

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Andy Worthington’s YouTube Channel Now Available

Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AndyWorthington1?feature=mhum Andy Worthington, author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press, distributed by Macmillan in the US, and available from Amazom) Nine Years of Guantanamo. What Now? Jan 12, 2011Watch on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05HNc4c6OjU

Stop Canadian Complicity in Torture: Andy Worthington’s YouTube Channel Now Available

Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/AndyWorthington1?feature=mhum Andy Worthington, author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press, distributed by Macmillan in the US, and available from Amazom) Nine Years of Guantanamo. What Now? Jan 12, 2011